November 25th, 2010
09:30 AM ET
Original 'Buffy' digs movie reboot idea
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon may not agree with Warner Bros.' plan to revamp his classic movie, but it's an idea the 1992 film's leading lady can really sink her teeth into.
"Let Buffy live; why not?" actress Kristy Swanson, 40, tells New York magazine's Vulture. And Swanson, who originated the role of Buffy before Sarah Michelle Gellar took over for the 1997 TV series, says she'd be more than happy to appear in the reboot.
"If they wanted me to be a part of it, I think that would be fantastic and that it would be a blast," says Swanson. "There are die-hard Joss Whedon fans who absolutely love him to death, and rightly so. He’s a brilliant man, no doubt. But I love everything 'Buffy.' I don’t care who’s doing it.”
As Marquee previously reported, writer Whit Anderson is handling script duties on the new "Buffy" movie. According to producer Charles Roven, "While not your high-school Buffy, she'll be just as witty, tough, and sexy as we all remember her to be."
For his part, Whedon wishes they'd just leave the "Buffy" legacy alone. "This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths - just because they can't think of an original idea of their own," he says.
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if they are going to revamp Buffy do it from the movie not the tv show
I believe you are mistaken ML, other than some cartoons, The Avengers (with Iron Man, Thor, et.al.) is a comic book, not a movie. Therefore, it is really not a reboot of a movie, but a screen adaptation of a comic book.
Kristy Swanson used to be one of the actors I liked to see before she got ancient. Not that she could act.
I LOVED the movie! It was a lot of fun. Hope they remake the movie- not the series, and Kristy Swanson's in it.
I feel both buffys should cameo in it! swanson and geller in the same movie as the same character. New Buffy should do a time travel story! Sent into the future to meet up with herself! OY!
It's time to be together against this stupid project! Joins the group "NO to the Warner's Buffy the vampire slayer movie!": http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_168899736464729
Both Whedon and Swanson are the typical Hollywood liberals who have no clue. This project should never happen.
Do you even think before you speak? What does their political affiliation have anything to do with it?
This movie should not be made without Joss' involvement. End of story.
Even if Whedon's quote is taken out of context, I agree with it. Leave the Buffy legacy alone.
One other comment – Go Kristy Swanson! She was great in the original role. Best wishes for lots more great projects in the future.
There have been so many remakes throughout film history that they are far beyond counting. What's even more strange to consider is that in Mogambo Clark Gable was actually starring in a remake of an earlier movie in which he starred in the same exact role. Filmmakers have even created big screen versions of TV shows that totally bombed in their original form. It is only a matter of time before someone attempts a remake of such classic icons as Ferris Bueller (good luck on besting the original!)
Most remakes are nowhere as good as the originals. Just compare the remake of the hilarious classic spy comedy, the In-Laws. There are some exceptions, though. The 1970's two-part blockbuster, the Three Musketeers (Michael York, Oliver Reed, et al), were a remake but they were the very best versions ever, yet still other remakes came out in later years, all of which were absolutely dreadful in comparison.
The Whedon quote is taken completely out of context here! He said that but went on to say that he's currently working on a reboot of the Avengers, which obviously goes to show that he was joking with that specific comment. The quote as it's used here is totally misleading.